Love Letters and Color Power

March 15, 2019/ by Olivia Ramirez

On Wednesday, March 20th, we’re celebrating our newest art exhibits, Love Letters and Color Power, at The Yard: Lincoln Square! Presented by Alpha’a, join us in viewing these two shows: Love Letters, which is curated by Carol Ralston with works by Paula Costa, and Color Power, which is curated by Gisela Gueiros with works by Sara Wooster, Polly Shindler, Brian Wiggins, and Sierra Pauley.

If you’re interested in attending, send us a note at Light bites and beverages will be provided by The Yard. We hope to see you there!

Love Letters – About the Artist

An artist by intuition, Paula Costa found a means of dealing with her own history through her fascination with finity. She expresses herself as a plastic artist through living art, organic sculptures, collage, photos, and a few brushstrokes. By using organic material, her art does not dry or age.

“My artworks are transformed and finished by nature and not by me. It is the acceptance that we have no control of any aspects of our lives. “​ – Paula Costa

Paula is also the owner of the Na’au Concept & Image studio. She lives in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Color Power – About the Artists

Sara Wooster is a writer, painter, illustrator, and animator who has exhibited her work around the world and has illustrated several children’s books. She has received grants from the Jerome Foundation and the Brooklyn Arts Council and is the founder of The Painting School. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Art by Sara Wooster

Polly Shindler received her M.F.A. in painting from Pratt Institute. Her first solo shows in Brooklyn in 2017 have been followed by many other exhibitions across the east and west coasts of the United States. Polly paints in a studio in New Haven with her dog, Owen.


Art by Polly Shindler

Born in Arkansas, Brian Wiggins received a BFA in painting and printmaking from Memphis College of Art in 1989. Recently Brian’s paintings have been in group shows in Brooklyn, Denver, Chicago, Oakland, Atlanta, and Oslo, Norway. He is also part of Special FX, a three person show at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA. He and his family live in eastern Pennsylvania.


Art by Brian Wiggins

Sierra Pauley was born in a small rural town in Iowa. While studying abroad in Rome, she discovered that her creativity was enhanced because she was constantly surrounded by art. She expressed this newfound inspiration through digital art and photography. Her artwork is influenced by the psychedelic effects and colors of the art movement of the late 1960’s. Recently, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota.


We are thrilled to welcome works by such an eclectic, globally-inspired group of artists to The Yard, where we hope to introduce their great talent to our community. Special thanks to Alpha’a, Carol Ralston, and Gisela Gueiros for sharing this beautiful collection with us.

This exhibit is part of The Yard Art Program, which features seasonally rotating art exhibits and permanent collections across The Yard’s locations. You can read more about our current exhibits on our blog.